Nigeria’s popular bombastic politician, Patrick Obahiagbon, added his voice to the growing debate of the morality of a budding ‘private jet’ culture amongst Nigerian clergymen.
Mr. Obahiagbon, known for his often heavy use of arcane English lexicon, and his Benin traditional dressing style posted his opinion on the debate on his Facebook page, Sunday morning.
Mr. Obahiagbon took sides with the school of thought that believe it is morally wrong for pastors to acquire private jets in a country where millions of faithfuls sleep hungry without roofs.
“I cast my vote for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare in their demosthenic vitriol against spiritual megalomaniacs whose modus vivendi has become increasingly byzanthine and repulsively narcissistic.We must all begin to deprecate this razzmatazz and Nestorian braggadocio in the “HOUSE OF GOD”, because when there is no difference between the values of a Pastor and a typical Nigerian Politician,then it’s truly a bolekaja ambience,” he said.
Mr. Obahiagbon, a former member of the House of Representatives from Edo State, was recently appointed as Chief of Staff to the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
There has been an increase in the number of clergymen owning private jets with the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor, recently joining the exclusive league.